Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Business Profiles




Joe and Oya Akkoc have been residents of Marco Island for twelve years and take to heart the concept of supporting businesses on Marco Island.  Even though they are only a ‘stones’ throw away from Marco, they are working honorably and creatively for success.

Joe’s marketing concept is to sell natural stone from Turkey, which means marble, travertine, onyx, mosaic, and other natural stone for a more attractive price than other stone outlets . Turkey has 45% of the world’s natural stone. Up to this time, Joe has been selling to local stone and tile retail businesses. He wants you to know though, that he sells to the public at wholesale prices that are competitive with prices anywhere. The heart of the natural stone import business is Miami because of the port. However, because of trucking across the state, Miami wholesale prices increase.

Akkoc Stones showroom is next to the Texaco station at



20018 Tamiami Trail on the corner of Tamiami Trail and CR92. You can’t miss it. Call Joe at 394-4798.

Bronwen McKiever, Sail Maker

From South Africa, Bronwen has been sailing most all of her life, by herself or with others. Bronwen has sailed across the Atlantic, the South Pacific, New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia and the list continues. Her vibrant sense of worldly adventure is contagious and her stories unlimited. It is a privilege to know Bronwen and her fearless belief that she can do anything, go anywhere. She is a great example of how one can live one’s life, and one’s dreams, without excuse.

Bronwen has been on Marco Island for 5 years. Her boat is the Sea Swan. She is a sail maker.  She has been sewing, repairing, modifying sails for 20 years. She sews new and repairs sails, dodgers and bimini tops, canvas and boat upholstery.

Paul Ubertaccio, (239-961-6000)canvas and boat upholstery professional, works



along with Bronwen at Island Park Industrial at 994 N. Barfield # 9 at the corner of Elkcam and N. Barfield Dr.  Call Bronwen at 239-248-3169.

Tammy Miloro, Independent Sales Director

Opportunities for business endeavors range a full and seemingly endless spectrum. Marco Islander, Tammy Miloro, with hard work, professionalism and determination has reached a level in Mary Kay, Inc. as Independent Sales Director.

In preparation for the next phase of her business, Tammy was invited to attend a business and leadership development seminar in Dallas, home of the Mary Kay, Inc. world headquarters. While there, she received further information and education regarding business management, marketing strategies, sales techniques, all adding towards continued personal development.

Taking to heart the quote “You are the architect of your own life….inspire your way to the top”, Tammy shares with others the opportunity, the advantages and possibilities of business ownership.

Tammy can be reached at 239-588-0233, email, or her web site

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